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The Grand Budapest Hotel

USA/Germany 2014, 100 min, Dir: Wes Anderson
Board Pics: Jules


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In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave’s friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel’s guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.


Why Jules chose this film:

“Being a lover of verbal expression, the GBH is smart, witty, and wordy. It’s overtop, ¬†overdramatic, overdone but perfectly so. We live in an age of too much in a way that makes you feel burdened and overwhelmed. This film stimulates the soul with its eyebrow-raising ¬†characters, weave of storylines, and visually compelling backdrop.”


Co-presented as part of The Organ Grinder Roadshow.


The Organ Grinder Roadshow is a collaboration between CJSR, Joe Hartfeil of the Organ Grinder radio show, and Metro Cinema. Each month, select screenings will feature a live cinema organ performance prior to the film. This programming is supported by Edmonton Arts Council’s Arts Presentation Fund for COVID Recovery.


Come early for a jazzy live preshow with some European folk flavour by local organist Sahil Chugh starting at 6:30PM. Film at 7PM.



February 15, 2023
6:30 pm